Some of the above images have been provided by Tropicalfishfinder. Please be aware that variations within species mean that the fish you are sent may not be identical to the fish in the photographs.

© 2003-2020 Tropical Fish Finder | All Rights Reserved | E&OE

TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Barbs> Ember Barbs Puntius melanampyx

Ember Barbs Puntius melanampyx

Category: Barbs

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £6.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 15 in stock

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Either males or females available (please be aware that some species are unsexable)
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Puntius melanampyx (Ember Barbs)

A spectacular but rarely seen barb. The males are reddish all over, but somewhat peach coloured at the head, getting darker towards the tail. When courting, the males' fins turn a deep red. Scales are edged with black, especially towards the tail. Females are yellowish and have clear fins. Both sexes bear dark bands on the head and body. All in all, very handsome fish.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

This is a peaceful species that does not appear to nip fins. Keep in a school of six or more specimens.

Breeding is similar to other barbs. The fry need infusoria at first, but grow quickly and will soon take newly hatched brine shrimp and powdered flake.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution India
Temperature 25-28 C
Size 7.5 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.0 to 7.0